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Dovonex Scalp

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2016
Dovonex Scalp Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 5/20/2016

Dovonex (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% is a synthetic topical form of vitamin D used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches). Dovonex Scalp is available in generic form. Common side effects of Dovonex Scalp include:

  • burning
  • stinging
  • tingling
  • rash
  • dry skin
  • redness
  • peeling
  • itching, or
  • irritation at the application site

Comb the hair to remove scaly debris and after suitably parting, apply a dose of Dovonex Scalp Solution, 0.005%, twice daily, only to the lesions, and rub in gently and completely, taking care to prevent the solution spreading onto the forehead. Dovonex may interact with other topical medicines, or harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the area you are treating. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Dovonex should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Dovonex (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Dovonex Scalp Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using calcipotriene topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medication;
  • worsening of your skin condition; or
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin redness;
  • dry or peeling skin; or
  • mild rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dovonex Scalp (Calcipotriene Solution)

Dovonex Scalp Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions reported to be related to Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005%, use were transient burning, stinging and tingling, which occurred in approximately 23% of patients. Rash was reported in about 11% of patients. Dry skin, irritation and worsening of psoriasis were reported in 1-5% of patients. Skin atrophy, hyperpigmentation, hypercalcemia, and folliculitis were not observed in these studies, but cannot be excluded.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dovonex Scalp (Calcipotriene Solution)

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© Dovonex Scalp Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Dovonex Scalp Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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